Single-Appointment Fabrication of a Transitional Complete Denture: A Case Report

Oumaima Tayari, AlaEddine Mahfoudhi, Basma Mansour, Jamila Jaouadi


Today’s patients insist that the transition phase from dentulous to edentulous should be as brief as possible, with minimal changes to facial appearance, speech, and masticatory function.

Conceiving a transitional denture, from an “additive” or “convertible” existing partial removable prosthesis to which teeth are incorporated following extraction of the last remaining teeth, satisfies completely all of these requirements of ensuring a replacement solution that minimize discomfort and time wasted, and contributes to the preservation of the ridges.

The technique for constructing transitional prostheses requires a single appointment to make an adequate impression and provide technical work in the dental laboratory before proceeding with tooth extraction. A definitive prosthesis must be planned after post extraction tissue changes have occurred.


Transitional denture, edentulous, removable partial denture, esthetics, tooth extraction

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